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Evolutionary Biology - Fall 2013

Welcome to the BIOL/GENE 3000 wiki. For more information about the course see the Syllabus. The class website starts with What is ...

Viral Evolution

Origins of Viruses/ Viral Transmission Virus Origins: There is a lot of debate on this topic, but scientists have developed a few prop...

Green Revolution

"The term Green Revolution refers to the renovation of agricultural practices beginning in Mexico in the 1940s. Because of its success in producin...

Evolution and Drug Immunity

Drug Resistance Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms that cause disease to withstand attack by antimicrobial medicines...

Epigenetics

Epigenetics- How Evolution is Evolving Epigenetics is a relatively new branch of genetics that focuses on the post-transcrip...

Evolutionary Psychology

The study of the psychological adaptations of humans to the changing physical and social environment especially of changes in brain structur...

Evolution Causing Extinction

In the history of Earth, there have been five major mass extinctions. We are now facing a sixth. The difference? The five previous mass extinctions ...

Key Terms: CH 17-18 and Exam 4 Lectures

What has happened to humans, and by humans, over the course of evolution? (Last five lectures, Ch 17-18 Ch 17 Terms: Hominins: (more excl...

New Species!

Speciation: The formation of a new biological species due to evolutionary processes The Carolina hammerhead (Sphyrna gilbert) A ...

Evolution News

Adaptations in Hearing (11/22/2013) This article is about how scientists are trying to understand how are ear has evolved over time...

Human Evolution

[image] This picture, known as the "march of progress," is an example of a common evolutionary misconception. It gives the impression t...

Evolution in Action

Here are eight different examples of evolution in action. Here are additional examples of evolution in action. ...

Sexual Selection/Conflict

Sexual selection is a mode of selection that operates on an organism's ability to obtain a mate. Sexual selection allows some individuals to out com...

Selective Breeding or Artificial Selection

Artificial Selection is a form of selection in which humans actively choose which traits should be passed onto offspring. Humans have used selec...

List of Historical Figures in Evolution

The following is a list of historical scientists that contributed to the study[image] of and creation of the theory of evolution, sorted alphabe...

What Causes Evolution?

Jean Babtiste Lamarck [image] At the beginning of the 19th Century, a French naturalist, Lamarck, proposed his theory of evo...

What is Evolution?

[image] Charles Darwin, English naturalist and geologist Reprinted in Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, an...

Natural Selection

Darwin's Logic: Ingredients of Natural Selection Fact 1: All species have great potential fertility - population size would increase ex...

Cancer and Drug Resistance

Cancer: The Basics Cancer put simply is unregulated cell growth that when malignant invades neighboring tissues and cells leading to va...